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Aeolic

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin aeolicus, from Ancient Greek αἰολικός (aiolikós)[1] or Αἰολικός (Aiolikós, like the Aeolians).

Proper nounEdit

Aeolic

  1. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in Boeotia and the island of Lesbos.

AdjectiveEdit

Aeolic (not comparable)

  1. Of the Anatolian region Aeolis, Aeolia.[1]
  2. (Greek mythology) Of Aeolus, the Ancient Greek god of the wind.[1]
    1. Of, finding its or their origin in, or borne on winds; aerial.[1]
    2. (geology) Owing its creation, formation, or deposition chiefly to the effects of air currents.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 [1] (Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 1989)